Movies like The Quiet Earth

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The Quiet Earth (1985)
 6.8
 25K
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a top-secret experiment misfires, a scientist may be the only man left alive in the world.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, clever, mind bending, serious, contemplative, cult film, surprise ending, psychotronic, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, alone, post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, end of the world, experiment, laboratory, sun, explosion, survivor, graphic violence, mystery, danger, chaos, escapades, disorder, secret experiment, earth, research, disappearance, government, trust, bomb, alternate reality ...
Time: future
Place: new zealand

Most similar movies to The Quiet Earth

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, thought provoking, weird and psychological films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, death, first contact, danger and existentialism mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Quiet Earth: Stalker (1979), Solaris (2002), Dragon Head (2003), Cloud Atlas (2012), Blindness (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: philosophical, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, art house ...
Plot: stalker, surrealism, scientist, russian, wish come true, post apocalypse, desire, future dystopia, human nature, society, escapades, heaven and hell ...
Place: russia
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 6.2
 80K
Solaris (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.
Style: futuristic, psychological, contemplative, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: space station, space and aliens, outer space, space travel, mysterious planet, astronaut, afterlife, spacecraft, hallucination, back from the dead, romance, paranormal activity ...
Time: future
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100%
 5.6
 761
Dragon Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Teru Aoki (青木 輝) is on a train to Tokyo after a school trip. A disaster occurs which partially destroys the train and blocks a tunnel. When Teru awakes, he finds all his classmates and teachers are dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: sole survivor, survival, vestiges of humanity, isolation, apocalypse, life is a bitch, danger, chaos, left to die, catastrophe, train crash, escape ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 348K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, distopia, karma, death, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.6
 71K
Blindness (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Canada, Japan, UK, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a sudden plague of blindness devastates a city, a small group of the afflicted band together to triumphantly overcome the horrific conditions of their imposed quarantine.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, intense, philosophical ...
Plot: plague, post apocalypse, blind character, distopia, society, chaos, fight, doctor, human spirit, social decay, disability, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.0
 198K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, plague, family in danger, danger, virus, suicide, hysteria, natural disaster, graphic violence, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, west virginia, nebraska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 83K
Solaris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, intellectual, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space station, scientist, space travel, space and aliens, hallucination, russian, investigation, astronaut, dreams, back from the dead, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 70s, distant future
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, future dystopia, isolation, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, society, chaos, apocalypse, survival, obsession, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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These Final Hours (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What would you do on the last day on Earth? With the end of the world only hours away, the self-absorbed James heads to the ultimate party-to-end-all-parties. On his way there, he saves the life of a young girl named Rose who is searching ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, emotional, road movie ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, party, race against time, life is a bitch, on the road, chaos, redemption, little girl, obsessive quest, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 226K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, on the road, cannibalism, vestiges of humanity, future dystopia, catastrophe, journey ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 5K
The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, group sex, murder, religious conversion, faith, family problems, family relations, religions or cults, religion and supernatural, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ever Since the World Ended (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Twelve years ago, a plague swept through, wiping out most of the population; in San Francisco, only 186 people remain. Two of them use jury-rigged batteries to power a camera and make a documentary. We see a variety of approaches to survival, from ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, society, danger, chaos, future dystopia, introspection, apocalypse, escapades, wilderness, survivor, commune ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: atmospheric, bleak, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, zombie, apocalypse, vampire, survival, end of the world, plague, short wave radio, blood transfusion, new car, woman with a gun, survivor ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 586K
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: psychological, surreal, non-linear, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, insanity, paranoia, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, time loop, save the world, plague, apocalypse, social misfits, changing the past or future ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Southland Tales (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an ...
Style: cynical, allegory, surreal, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, future dystopia, end of the world, prophecy, split personality, smuggling, conspiracy, dishonesty, dark humor, life is a bitch, alternate reality ...
Time: future, year 2008, year 2005, near future, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, middle east, southern california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 15K
The Day After (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The film portrays a fictional nuclear war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full scale exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, focusing on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, and Kansas City, ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, apocalypse, nuclear war, radiation, catastrophe, nuclear holocaust, survival, demolished city, hysteria, nuclear threat, chaos, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: kansas, usa, ussr, nebraska, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 216K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, survival, isolation, maze, trapped, captivity, danger, escape, death, mathematics, survival horror, claustrophobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Thomas Jerome Newton is an alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft. A British science-fiction film from director Nicolas ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, serious, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, supernatural romance, alien life-form, disorder, secret identity, mysterious character, benign alien, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, humanity, alien invasion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, apocalypse, darkness, survival, supernatural, disappearance, church, danger, chaos, power outage, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Man Facing Southeast (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A new patient mysteriously appears in a psychiatric ward. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behavior. The alien is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. The assigned psychiatrist is ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, clever, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, insanity, hospital, life is a bitch, benign alien, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
28 Days Later... (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, epidemic, post apocalypse, survival, plague, fear, infected, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 176K
K-PAX (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
Style: psychological, odd, atmospheric, touching, surprise ending ...
Plot: mysterious character, psychiatrist, patient, benign alien, crazy, planet, research, mystery, mental institution, investigation, hypnosis, alien ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, greenland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Z for Zachariah (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly ...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: nuclear war, post apocalypse, radiation, apocalypse, love triangle, survivor, farm, survival, jealousy, human nature, chaos, religion ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.4
 118K
I Origins (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, mind bending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Plot: reincarnation, metaphysics, atheism, buddhism, society, eye, inventions and discoveries, elevator, track down, death, memory, science ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, year 1998, year 2005 ...
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
No Blade of Grass (1970)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A strange new virus has appeared, which only attacks strains of grasses such as wheat and rice, and the world is descending into famine and chaos. Architect John, along with his family and friends, is making his way from London to his brother's ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, family in danger, chaos, family relations, contamination, virus, distopia, farm, danger, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: england, northern england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
New Rose Hotel (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A corporate raider and his henchman use a chanteuse to lure a scientific genius away from his employer and family.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, cyberpunk, espionage, gangsters, crime gone awry, rivalry, dishonesty, prostitute, crimes, assassination attempt, lovers on the run, danger ...
Time: future, near future
Place: new york, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 27K
Silent Running (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed so that the spacecraft can be reused for ...
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, cult film, light ...
Plot: space travel, space station, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, robot, distopia, environmentalism, fighting the system, factory, biosphere, greenhouse ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the human race has been wiped out, Del lives in an empty town, content in his solitude and the utopia he has methodically created for himself, until he meets young Grace, who wants to stay with him.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, surprise ending, bleak, dark ...
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, small town, initially antagonists, male female friendship, haunted by the past, ghost town, loneliness, alone in the world, tough heroes, male protagonist, burying a dead body ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 70K
The Postman (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
Story: In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, dystopic future, post apocalypse, future dystopia, vestiges of humanity, adventure, drifter, postman, leadership, life is a bitch, danger, post war ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2013, 2040s, 2010s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 37K
Cube Zero (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cube Zero is the third film in the trilogy yet this time instead of a film about people trapped in a deadly cube trying to get out we see it from the eyes of someone who is controlling the cube and the torture of the victims inside. When the nerd ...
Style: scary, clever, futuristic, surreal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parallel world, survival, rescue, mathematics, riddles and clues, isolation, mystery, captivity, race against time, danger, deadly, trap ...
Time: future, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%